Air Clean Up
Ecosecurities and Intrepid Technology and Resource Inc Sign Agreement for Transfer of Carbon Credits from Methane Gas Capture
Jul 30 2008
EcoSecurities will develop and purchase carbon credits produced
from Whitesides Dairy and Westpoint Dairy in Southern Idaho. Biogas plants designed, owned and constructed at both diaries by ITR (USA) will capture and destroy methane gas produced from a total of nearly 11,000 dairy cows. In the past, the manure at these dairies produced significant amounts of methane that was released directly into the atmosphere. As a greenhouse gas, methane has 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and is a common bi-product
of manure management on agricultural operations.
ITR uses high-rate anaerobic digesters to process dairy cow manure and captures the methane-based biogas produced by its decomposition. Once collected, the biogas is purified to pipeline-quality gas and can be used for industrial purposes in lieu of natural gas.
ITR estimates that enough methane gas is captured and destroyed each year from these two plants to offset carbon dioxide released from combustion of gasoline in 5,000 cars, using calculation methods provided by the California Climate Action Registry.
A pioneer in emission reduction projects and the carbon market, EcoSecurities has over 400 projects utilizing 18 different technologies in 36 countries, including over 60 anaerobic digestion projects
Idaho-based ITR provides leadership and innovation to bring methane to market by building anaerobic digesters at local organic waste sites to produce methane, clean the methane to consumer standards, and distribute the clean gas for sale to consumers. The company is a leading provider of innovative technology for animal based fibers.
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